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DrShank
The Atlas of the Galilean Satellites is now a mere weeks away from publication.
It should be available (at least in the UK!) during the latter half of May, 2010.
I have posted a blog that introduces the Atlas and shows some of its features,
how to order it, and other interesting details (including errors, when they are
reported). Just thought you would like to know!

http://galsat400.blogspot.com

enjoy

paul
JohnVV
cool i will keep a look out for it
i still have a Barns&Noble and a amazon card(s) i need to use
QUOTE
" and other interesting details (including errors, when they are
reported)."

you have errors already ??? Or are they typos
DrShank
QUOTE (JohnVV @ May 1 2010, 01:20 AM) *
cool i will keep a look out for it
i still have a Barns&Noble and a amazon card(s) i need to use

you have errors already ??? Or are they typos



My book is foolproof (!?!) and incapable of error . . . .
tedstryk
Just define truth/grammar by what is in your book.
DrShank
QUOTE (DrShank @ May 1 2010, 07:15 AM) *
My book is foolproof (!?!) and incapable of error . . . .


perhaps a fool wrote it . . . . blink.gif
MarcF
I already ordered the Atlas on Amazon last December. Should get it on June. I'm really looking forward to get it. It seems really fantastic !! Thanks DrShank for your great work !! Do you expect to create also an Atlas of the Cronian Moons, or even an Atlas of the Uranian/Neptunian Moons ?
It would make a great collection.
Thanks again.
Marc.
nprev
Belated congrats, Paul; gonna order up the Atlas presently! My wife is becoming interested in planetary science, and Io & Europa really grab her attention; this should be a nice tool to further spark her interest as well as something for me to drool over! smile.gif
Ian R
Best to wait for the laminated edition, I think, if you're prone to drooling, nprev!
Ian R
I don't know if anyone's noticed, but Amazon now have a "Look Inside!" preview of Paul's atlas:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521868351/

It really looks superb!
DrShank
Thanks for the information! yes i should have updated the post here that the book is now off the printer and being cut and
prepped for the stock shells at Cambridge by the end of the month. yeah! apparently it is also an eBook so you have your
choice of format.
i will post some new videos and such as soon as it hits the streets.

paul
volcanopele
Yeah, after seeing how compressed the artwork is in the last few ebooks I've purchased (seriously, I could barely make out the maps in the WWI book I just got finished reading...), I will definitely get the physical version.
nprev
E-formats definitely have their limitations. Multi-page electrical schematics also don't work well at all.
Mariner9
According to the US version of Amazon.com the book will not be available here until Sept 30. This certainly reinforces plans I already had to travel to the UK in late August!

I doubt I will find it in the bookstore at Heathrow, but would any bookstores in central London carry it? since I have already read the last Harry Potter book I need something to read on the flight back to Los Angeles. smile.gif
jasedm
Try Foyles on Charing Cross Road - once the world's largest bookshop in terms of shelf space.
Last time I was there I spent two hours or so browsing....
If you get the chance to visit Oxford, I'd highly recommend Blackwells as a bookshop too.

Happy hunting!

Jase
NickF
The Waterstones bookstore on Gower St (adjacent to UCL in central London) has an excellent astronomy/astrophysics section down in the basement. Always worth a browse.
Bjorn Jonsson
I just ordered one from amazon.co.uk together with Titan Unveiled. The physical edition in both cases. I probably wouldn't consider buying an ebook unless it was a thriller or stuff like that - I want physical copies of books that have nice illustrations/photos.

The "backlog" of books I really want is now slightly shorter with "only" about 5-10 planetary/space science books left that I really want.

I find it a bit weird that Atlas of the Galilean Satellites available in the UK but not in the US. No problem for me though smile.gif.
MarcF
I finally got the Atlas. It was worth to wait (I ordered it on 20th December 2009). Indeed the most complete maps of the Galilean Satellites yet, with no single Galileo picture missing, all in regional context. And many of them are unobtainable elsewhere.
Just perfect. Fantastic job, as usual, Paul !
Marc.
tedstryk
Dang it, I ordered it last fall! *salivating*
DrShank
apparently, the euros get it first and then the volumes swim over to this side and we get them a month later!
volcanopele
Just as well. My "Buy a new book" money this month went to getting a new universal remote...

Hopefully it will be available here in the US next month.
Ian R
Mine arrived on Friday! Haven't had chance to thoroughly peruse it yet, but the pages I have sampled so far are excellent.

It must be rewarding to see your 'baby' finally out and about in the public domain, Paul -- very well done!
PaulM
I went to amazon uk and had a "look inside". I was impressed with how much of the book can be browsed for free. I think about 50 pages are on offer:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Atlas-Galilean-Sat...amp;sr=8-1#noop

The pages that I have seen for free are very impressive and I will be greatly tempted to buy myself the book for Christmas.
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